The road to democracy

AP (via GoUpstate.com):

Bush has said U.S. forces would remain in Iraq only as long as they have to – and not a day longer.

But the road to that day appears lined mainly with Americans – from the soldiers who will keep order and search for banned weapons, to the retired military officers and bureaucrats who will provide governmental services, to U.S. companies already awarded bids for oilfield, port and other reconstruction work.